The family of Urija Bayer, 20, released the following statement:
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our beloved Urija Bayer has left us and is with our Lord Jesus the Messiah.
Our Thursday Urija was injured in his head in the south of Gaza. The injury resulted in brain death and today, Sunday 17/12/2023, the doctors had to pronounce him dead.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plan for peace and not for evil, to give you future and hope”
The funeral will take place on Tuesday 19/12/23 at the Ma’alot military cemetery.
More details will be published later.
We are thankful for the prayers and love we receive
Gideon, Nelli, Rachel, Odelia, Zuriel, Eliaw
ALL ISRAEL NEWS reported on our YouTube channel this past Thursday that eight IDF soldiers were seriously injured and that one of them was a Messianic soldier.
The IDF only releases the names of soldiers that were killed in battle, but not the names of soldiers that were injured.
Bayer is the second Messianic believer serving in the Israel Defense Forces to fall in battle since Oct. 7.
Messianic believer and IDF soldier David Ratner was killed on Oct. 7 while fighting terrorists who were infiltrating a military base in the south.
Please pray for the Bayer family, the Ratner family and other families of IDF soldiers that have lost loved ones.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.